It has been several iPhone generations since Apple removed Touch ID on their iPhones and introduced Face ID. However, as potentially more secure Face ID is over Touch ID, it’s hard to deny how much more convenient Touch ID is, especially in this day and age where we’re wearing masks which makes authenticating with Face ID a bit more difficult.
Attaching an external drive to the iPad is pretty easy and straightforward, and thanks to Apple finally introducing a dedicated file manager with the Files app, users will be able to browse the contents of their drive pretty easily. The good news is that if you do rely on encrypted drives and would like to access them on the iPad, that will be possible soon enough.
Physical credit card skimmers aren’t new and while they can be disguised, it is relatively easy to spot it if you know what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, it seems that credit card skimmers have gone virtual where according to a report from Malwarebytes, it appears that hackers are now hiding these virtual skimmers inside the metadata of images on compromised online storefronts.
In the past, companies would have to fight requests from law enforcement agencies whenever they are asked to hand over information about their customers. These days, it has gotten a lot easier in the sense that tech companies are handing the encryption keys over to their customers.
On iOS, we’ve seen how Face ID and Touch ID have been used by apps to prevent unauthorized access. For example with banking apps, users can use either Face ID or Touch ID to log themselves into their accounts, but like we said, these security measures were pretty much limited to just apps.
Firewalls are designed to help protect our computers from certain unwanted intrusions. However, there are times when it might actually hinder how we want to use our computer, and this is why turning it off can sometimes help.
Over the years, we’ve come across various massive hacks of customer databases. As a result, there is a good chance that one of your accounts out there might have been compromised. While this is problematic, one way you can isolate the issue would be to ensure that all your accounts use different passwords.
Two-factor authentications are a great way for you to secure your online accounts. This is because even if a hacker were to guess your password, the one-time generated code used by 2FA systems means that they will not be able to log into your account as these codes are generally sent to your phone.
Apple’s Mac computers have gotten a rather bad rep over the years for sporting rather poor quality front-facing cameras, but that could change. According to a tweet by @blue_kanikama, it seems that Apple could be making some upgrades to the webcam on the upcoming iMac which could also come with support for Face ID.
Zoom has come under fire in the past few months over certain privacy and security issues. The company then announced that they would be taking steps to beef up their security and privacy, and one of those changes would be end-to-end encryption. However, the downside is that this feature would only be available to paying customers.
In the past, we have heard of various attempts to spy on users through all kinds of methods, such as hijacking your computer’s webcam/microphone, smart speakers, and so on. However, it seems that hackers might have discovered a potentially new way to spy on people using nothing more than an ordinary light bulb.
When it comes to protecting your computer against malware, the majority of people rely on software. However, software can really only do so much and might not be particularly effective against certain types of malware, such as control-flow hijacking attacks that might not be detected as they tend to hide behind legitimate code.
If you don’t like it when people use your phone and go through your messages, then here’s some potentially good news for you. Facebook appears to be testing out protecting its Messenger app with Face ID or Touch ID (depending on your device), meaning that you might be soon able to biometrically protect your messages from prying eyes.
If you use Files by Google to store and manage your files, then you might be interested to learn that Google could soon be introducing a way for you to better protect certain files from prying eyes. This is according to an APK teardown by 9to5Google in which they found evidence to suggest that there could soon be a password protected “Safe” folder.